New Trajectories in Media and Communications Research

Our 10th anniversary conference

Sunday 16th June 2013

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, Sardinia Street, LSE campus, WC2A 2AE

The Department of Media and Communications at LSE celebrates its 10th Anniversary and invites you to join a day of robust and lively debates on the four themes of its research agenda: mediated public spheres, digital literacies, governance & innovation and trans-national cultures.

Bringing together LSE scholars with leading international figures in the field, the panels engage with key questions of our time: What are the priorities that Media and Communications research, in the age of hyper-mediation and networked communication? Which conceptual and analytical tools are we to use? Which normative evaluations of our mediascapes should critical social science offer? And how can Media and Communications scholarship contribute not only to understanding but also changing the world? 

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09.30 Welcome speeches

  • Prof. Craig Calhoun, LSE Director
  • Prof. Charlie Beckett, Head of Department

Plenary panels

10.00 - 11.30 Mediated Public Spheres: new publics in the age of austerity 

  • Chair: Dr. Shani Orgad, LSE
  • Prof. Craig Calhoun, LSE
  • Dr. Bart Cammaerts, LSE
  • Prof. Natalie Fenton, Goldsmiths, University of London

11.30 - 11.45 Tea break

11.45 - 13.15 Transnational Media Cultures

  • Chair: Dr. Wendy Willems, LSE
  • Prof. Lilie Chouliaraki, LSE
  • Prof. Nick Couldry, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Prof. Danny, Miller, University College London 
  • Prof. Terhi Rantanen, LSE

13.15 - 14.15 Lunch Break

14.15 - 15.45 Digital Literacies: expectations of youth participation in a mediated world

  • Chair: Dr. Shakuntala Banaji, LSE
  • Prof. Mark Deuze University of Indiana, Bloomington
  • Prof. Henry Jenkins, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California
  • Prof. Sonia Livingstone LSE

15.45 - 16.15 Tea break

 16.15 - 17.45 Innovation and Governance: After Leveson

  • Chair: Prof. Robin Mansell, LSE
  • Prof. Philip Schlesinger, University of Glasgow
  • Dr. Nick Anstead, LSE
  • Dr. Damian Tambini, LSE

18.00 - 20.00 Closing Drinks